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111 W. Wacker groundbreaking

111 W. Wacker

Guests at the groundbreaking ceremony for 111 W. Wacker Drive saw their image reflected off the mirror-like windows of the office building next door, at 77 W. Wacker. The building will offer unobstructed views of the Chicago River from all floors and views in other directions on its upper floors.

PHOTO CREDIT: Erik Unger

111 W. Wacker

Related Midwest has resumed construction of the tower and plans to finish it in the spring of 2014. A venture led by Chicago developer Ivan Dvorak had planned a 90-story condominium-and-hotel tower on the site but ran out of money in 2008.

PHOTO CREDIT: Erik Unger

111 W. Wacker

Executives at Related Midwest and city officials spoke at a ceremony last Thursday on the 28th story of the stalled Waterview tower project, where the developer plans to build 504 apartments. Instead of planting shovels in the ground, Related executives swung sledgehammers at rubble from parts of the existing structure that had been demolished.

PHOTO CREDIT: Erik Unger

111 W. Wacker

The unfinished structure at 111 W. Wacker Drive has piqued the curiosity of pedestrians, the imagination of developers and the frustration of the city’s architectural arbiters waiting for the removal of the concrete eyesore.

PHOTO CREDIT: Erik Unger

111 W. Wacker

A rendering of the finished tower. New York-based Handel Architects LLP designed the 60-story apartment building, which will include 400 parking spaces, retail space and a restaurant. About 900 construction workers will build the tower.

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